About Us




Native Voices at the Autry is the country’s only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to producing new works by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations playwrights. The company has been hailed by critics as “a virtual Who’s Who of American Indian theatre artists,” “a hotbed for contemporary Native theatre,” “deeply compelling,” and “a powerful and eloquent voice.”
Native Voices, which provides a supportive, collaborative setting for Native theatre artists from across North America, was founded in 1993 and became the resident theatre company at the Autry National Center in 1999. It is widely respected in both the Native American and theatre communities for its breakthrough plays and diverse programming, which highlight unique points of view within the more than 500 Native American nations in North America.

Deeply committed to developing new works by beginning, emerging, and established Native playwrights from across North America and seeing them fully realized, Native Voices at the Autry has produced 22 critically acclaimed new plays, including 15 world premieres; 10 Playwrights Retreats; 18 New Play Festivals; and more than 150 workshops and public staged readings.

Native Voices is led by Founder/Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and Founder/Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott. The company maintains successful long-term relationships with New York’s Public Theater, Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT), Washington’s Kennedy Center, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Montana Rep, and La Jolla Playhouse.

Native Voices at the Autry is a Constituent Theatre of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, LA Stage Alliance, and the Dramatists Guild.

About the Native Voices Ensemble
For the 2014-2015 season, Native Voices at the Autry established the Native Voices Artists Ensemble to further advance the extraordinary talents of its community of Native actors, writers, musicians, and directors. The Ensemble is devoted to developing new work in a collaborative process and supporting Native Voices’ ongoing focus on the work of individual playwrights. The Ensemble also facilitates reservation outreach and allows Native Voices to make a unique contribution to the fast-growing ensemble theatre form.

For more information about the ensemble, click here.

STAFF
Producing Artistic Director. Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Producing Executive Director. Jean Bruce Scott
Production Coordinator. Elisa Blandford
Production Assistant. Jennifer Bobiwash (Ojibway)

LOCATION
In residence at the Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027

CONTACT INFORMATION
NativeVoices@theautry.org
323-667-2000, ext. 299

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